Halligan Produces Pair of Top Ten Finishes at Weikert Memorial with All Stars

Hodnett Foundation Race at BAPS Thursday, Back to Port Royal Saturday

Port Royal, PA – May 31, 2023

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Photo Credit:  Derick Kriner Photography

Jeff Halligan has been very consistent over the past month.  His last four non-sanctioned races occurred at four different Pennsylvania tracks and all resulted in top ten finishes.  

The arrival of the All Star Circuit of Champions at Port Royal Speedway for the annual, lucrative two-day Bob Weikert Memorial was the measuring stick the team had been preparing for.


  • Date:  May 27, 2023
  • Event:  Bob Weikert Memorial – Fallen Heroes Championship / All Star Circuit of Champions
  • TrackPort Royal Speedway
  • City, State:   Port Royal, PA
  • Quick Stats:  40 cars, Qualifying 14th, Heat 3rd (5), A-main 7th (12)


  • Date:  May 28, 2023
  • Event:  Bob Weikert Memorial – Finale / All Star Circuit of Champions
  • TrackPort Royal Speedway
  • City, State:   Port Royal, PA
  • Quick Stats:  40 cars, Qualifying 13th, Heat 7th (5), A-main 8th (17)


So Close Saturday

Halligan got his Saturday night off to a solid start by laying down a lap of 17.630, which was 14th quickest in the stout field of forty cars.

He backed that effort up by driving from 5th to 3rd in a very intense 10-lap heat race in his Risser Motorsports, TheTreeCenter.com, Victory Auto of Lewistown, EMM Sales & Service, Jake’s Golf Carts, Pine Hill Trailers, Keystone Ag Spraying No.45.

The combined qualifying effort put Halligan 12th in the accumulated points being used to lock the top twenty cars into the A-main.

Halligan converted that outside sixth row starting spot into a 7th place finish in a steady, workmanlike effort that saw him pick up a position about every five laps.

We timed well and we went forward every time we hit the track, so I’m pretty happy with our night.  Just a couple hundredths quicker in qualifying could have really set us up nicely but we had a good night.”, Halligan shared.

Bounce Back Sunday

Right out of the gate on Sunday it looked like Halligan was going to pick up where he left off the night before.  With 40 cars signed in once again, he improved his qualifying result slightly with a 13th best overall lap.

Once again it put the Ephrata, PA native inside the third row for his heat race but that’s where the similarities ended.  Instead of moving forward to make the most of the passing points system, Halligan was fighting just to hold his ground.  By the end of the 10-lap affair, he found himself in 7th.

When all qualifying points were tallied, it was still good enough to lock into the Bob Weikert Memorial finale but he would have a steeper hill to climb.

Halligan started the 29-lap A-main in the 17th position.  At the halfway point progress was slim.  He had only gained two spots.

Following a lap seventeen caution, Halligan restarted 14th.  The Risser Motorsports No.45 started to come alive.  Jeff cracked the top ten on lap twenty and continued to chip away, using a last lap pass to take possession of 8th at the finish line.

Tonight was a good rebound.  It was a good run for us in the feature after going backwards a little in the heat race.  I’m proud of this team.  You have to work for everything you get in this sport and they show that kind of fight night after night.“, Halligan shared.


Up Next

Halligan and the Risser Motorsports team will be on hand at BAPS Motor Speedway Thursday, June 1st for the Greg Hodnett Foundation Race.

A return to Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 3rd will round out the race weekend.

Season Stats

14 races, 0 wins, 4 top 5’s, 8 top 10’s, 11 top 15’s


Trivia Question

The answer to last week’s trivia question is Jeff Halligan won his first 410 sprint car race in 2019 at Lincoln Speedway!

Now, on to this week’s question.  What year did Jeff start racing and what did he race?

The answer in the next press release!


Partner Spotlight

Victory Auto of Lewistown

Victory Auto’s mission is to provide the ultimate automobile buying experience by specializing in purchasing quality automobiles at the best price possible and passing the savings to our customers in a no-pressure sales environment.

Customer satisfaction is the key to our success. We offer a simple and stress-free shopping experience with a wide selection of quality used cars, trucks, and SUVs. Our team strives for excellence by assuring each customer finds a vehicle that will fit their lifestyle and budget. For quality and service you can trust, shop with VICTORY AUTO “The Pickiest Dealer in Town”.

Address: 1007 W 4th St., Lewistown, PA 17044

Phone: (717) 444-8026

Website:  VictoryAutoSales.net




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photo credit: Derick Kriner Photography

Broadcast coverage of All Star Circuit of Champions event, Port Royal Speedway events and select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

Broadcast coverage of World of Outlaw events and Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv


As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return!  Below are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these teams do possible.

 PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help the teams by giving your business to these partners. 

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!


The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!


Risser Motorsports


Victory Auto of Lewistown, PA

EMM Sales & Service, Inc.

Jake’s Golf Carts

Jim’s Maple Syrup


HighDef Suspension

Scheaffer’s Racing Oil

Newlin Bar Service

Alloy Wheel Repair

AL Driveline

Pine Hill Trailers

Keystone Ag Spraying

RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive

Roach Wings

Panther Framworx

HP Engines

Steve Conn


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